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November 25, 2009


Wednesday 25

No classes through Nov. 29 due to Thanksgiving recess for students.

Thursday 26

Thanksgiving recess for faculty & staff; University closed through Nov. 27.

Friday 27

Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament

Vs. Appalachian State; Petersen, 1 pm

(also Nov. 28; see for updates)

Monday 30

Classes resume.

CGS Workshop

“Preparing for Finals”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm (also Dec. 1-3)


Tuesday 1

GI Fellows Seminar

“Endoscopy: Feeding Tube/Peg,”

Toby Graham;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Developing Competitive Grant Applications,”

Bruce Freeman;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am (8-9562)

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Adenovirus e1a Converts Differentiated Cells Into Replacing Stem Cells by Genome Wide Re-Localization of Chromatin-Modifying Complexes,”

Arnold Berk;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrms. B & C, noon

Computer Science Lecture

“Learning Components for Human Sensing,”

Fernando De la Torre, CMU;

5317 Sennott, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Phenobarbital, Nuclear Receptor CAR & Molecular Mechanism of Drug Resistance,”

Masahiko Negishi;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Doctor-Patient Communication, Language Barriers & Informed Consent,”

Yael Schenker;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Work-in-Progress Conference/Seminar

“Translating Spermatogonial Stem Cell Transplantation to the Clinic,”

Kyle Orwig;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Sex, Drugs & Cell Fate,”

Robert Clark, critical care medicine & pediatrics;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Johnson Inst. Philanthropy Forum

“The Future of Philanthropy: Making Markets Work to Serve the Poor,”

Jacqueline Novogratz, Acumen Fund;

PAA Schenley Lounge, 3:30-5:30 pm (8-1336)

Wednesday 2

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“From Bench to OR: How Suture Anchors Changed our World: An American Dream,”

Freddie Fu, Pitt; “

Adult Stem Cell-and Nanomaterial-Based Approaches to Skeletal Tissue Engineering & Regeneration,”

Rocky Tuan, Ctr. for Cellular & Molecular Engineering;

LHAS aud., 7 main Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“New Perspectives in Colon Cancer,”

John Marshall;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Forum

“Ask the IACUC,”

Frank Jenkins;

S100A Starzl BST, noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Nuclear Receptor Coactivators in Liver Function,”

Janardan Reddy, Northwestern;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Religious Studies Lecture

“Transcendence & Religiously Feeling the State in Central Asia,”

David Montgomery, anthropology;

2628 CL, noon

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Case Presentations,”

Joseph Rodemann & Matthew Rockacy; 11 Scaife, 5 pm

ULS Concert

Parker Sisters;

Cup & Chaucer, Hillman, 6 pm (412/361-1915)

Men’s Basketball Vs. Duquesne;

Mellon Arena, Downtown, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Concert

College-Community Choir;

Bromeley Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Thursday 3

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Structure-Based Design of Organometallic Kinase Inhibitors,”

Ronen Marmorstein, Wistar Institute;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“Toxicology Meets Developmental Biology: Genome-Wide Analysis of Ah Receptor Gene Targets,”

Alvaro Puga;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“ADHD Course, Prevalence & the Assessment Conundrum,”

Brooke Molina;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Find It Quick!”

Charlie Wessel;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Peace Dividend & Regional Stability in the Korean Peninsula: Focusing on the South-North Korea Cooperation Fund Allocation,”

Bok Gyo “Jonathan” Jeong,

GSPIA; 4130 Posvar, noon

CGS Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 12:30 pm (4-6600)

Humanities Colloquium

“In the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain & Peru,”

Sabine MacCormack, Notre Dame;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Long-Term Staff Recognition Ceremony/Reception

WPU Assembly Rm. & Ballrm., 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Late Quaternary Climate History of Tibet From the Sediments of Qunghai Lake,”

Junqing Yu, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Humanities Lecture

“The Poetics of Representation in Viceregal Peru: A Walk Round the Cloister of San Agustin in Lima,”

Sabine MacCormack, Notre Dame;

501 CL, 5 pm

Friday 4

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Pediatric Dentistry for the 21st Century,”

Adriana Modesto Vieira, Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, Margaret Elliott, Dennis Ranalli & Erik Scheifele;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Epidemiology Winter Art Sale

Benefits Evelyn Wei Scholarship;

1st fl. lounge Parran, 10 am-2:30 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, 12:10 pm

Humanities Discussion

“José de Acosta’s Travel Narrative,”

Sabine MacCormack, Notre Dame;

526 CL, 1 pm

Asian Studies/Music Symposium

“Music & Cultural Rights,”

Beverley Diamond, Damien Pwono, Mike Madison, Andrew Weintraub & Bell Yung;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU Kurtzman Rm., 2-6 pm (8-7426)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Science, Supposition & Reference: The New Program,”

Robert Rynasiewicz, Johns Hopkins;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Emergent Complexity on the Mongolian Steppe: Mobility, Territorailaity & the Development of Early Nomadic Politics,”

Jean-Luc Houle;

3106 Posvar, 3:30 pm

Film Studies Cinematheque Film

“Sir Henry at Rawlinson End”;

1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. NH;

Petersen, 7 pm

Music Concert

Men’s Glee Club;

1st Baptist Church of Pgh., 195 N. Bellefield, 7:30 pm

(info: 4-4125; tickets: 412/394-3353)

Greensburg Campus Alumni Assn. Holiday Reception

102 Lynch, UPG, 7:30 pm

(reservations: 724/836-7497)

Saturday 5

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Surgical Crown Elongation: Hands On,”

Pouran Famili & Ali Seyedain;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4:30 pm

Football Vs. Cincinnati;

Heinz Field, noon

UHC Symposium


343 Alumni, 1-6 pm (registration:

Women’s Basketball Vs. W MI;

Petersen, 2 pm

Music Dept. Slavic Dance Party

Carpathian Music Ensemble;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8-10 pm (4-4193)

Sunday 6

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

CL, noon-4 pm (4-6000)

Monday 7

CRSP Lecture

“Race, Ethnicity & College Student Development: From Theory to Practice,”

Kathy Humphrey, Student Affairs;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Nursing Alumni Society Poinsettia Sale

1st fl. lobby Victoria, noon-5 pm

(also Dec. 8, 9 am-5 pm; 4-2404)

CGS Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 6 pm (4-6600)

Bradford Campus Performance

“A Christmas Carol”;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

(tickets: 814/362-5155)

Tuesday 8

GI Fellows Seminar

“Pathophysiology/Board Review: Vascular Ischemic Syndromes of Bowel & Clinical Consequences,”

Sandra El-Hachem;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Genomic Imprinting & Epigenetic Reprogramming,”

J. Richard Chaillet;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrms. B & C, noon

Basic & Translational Research Seminar in Lung Diseases

“Sexy & Seventeen: IL-17 Receptor Signaling in Oral Mucosal Infections,”

Sarah Gaffen;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“Field Investigations of the Marburg Virus Natural Host,”

Jon Towner;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Applying Group-Based Trajectories Methodology to Measures of Patient Safety,”

J. Scott Ashwood;

305 Parkvale, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Explanatory Models of Schizophrenia: Self-Monitoring & Auditory Hallucination,”

Wayne Wu, Ohio State;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

CGS Grad Certificate in Gerontology Info Session

4th fl. CL, 5:30 pm (4-6600)

Women’s Basketball Hoopla Reception

Petersen, 5:30 pm

Women’s Basketball Vs. Valparaiso;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 9

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“A Rock & Roll Odyssey Why the Music-Why the Medicine,”

Scott Powell, U of Southern CA;

LHAS aud., 7 main Montefiore, 7 am

UPCI Grand Rounds

“Uveal Melanoma: Genomic Research & Individualized Patient Care,”

J .William Harbour;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Interleukin-1 & Alzheimer’s Disease: A New View of an Old Problem,”

M. Kerry O’Banion, U of Rochester;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Neurological Surgery Stuart Rowe Society Honored Guest Lecture

“Cushing’s Disease: Lessons Learned From 1,000 Cases,”

Edward Oldfield;

B-447 Presby, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Case Presentations,”

Amit Raina & Shahid Malik;

11 Scaife, 5 pm

Music Concert

Pitt Symphony Orchestra;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 10

Academic Career Development Postdoc Professionalism Workshop

“Planning Pilot & Exploratory Studies to Advance Your Research,”

Charity Moore;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10-11:30 am

EOH Seminar

“Sensing Danger in Sterile Inflammation,”

Allan Tsung;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Policy Advocacy & the Public Health Researcher,”

Maggie Potter;

A115 Crabtree, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Palliative Care in Alzheimer’s Disease: Selected Topics,”

Robert Arnold, palliative care & medical ethics;

S439 Montefiore ADRC conf. rm., noon (412/692-2700)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“American Geophysical Union Mtg. Practice Talks,”

G&PS grad students;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Global Health Film

“Pandemic: Facing AIDS”;

A115 Crabtree, 6-8 pm

PhD Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“LGMD-1C: Role of Caveolin-3 in Neuromuscular Junction & Structure,”

Michael Hezel;

Nov. 25, 1395 Starzl BST, 1 pm


“Transfers & the Private Lives of Public Servants in Japan: Teachers in Nagasaki’s Outer Islands,”

Blaine Connor;

Dec. 2, 3106 Posvar, noon


“Engineering Approaches for Neurobiology,”

Richard Stoner;

Dec. 3, 4075 BST3, 9 am

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“Locating & Reducing Translation Difficulty,”

Behrang Mohit;

Dec. 3, 5317 Sennott, 10 am

IS/Information Science & Technology

“Causal Discovery of Dynamic Systems,”

Mark Voortman;

Dec. 3, 522 IS, 10 am

Medicine/Computational Biology

“Dynamics of Protein-Drug Interactions Inferred From Structural Ensembles & Physics-Based Models: Applications to MAP Kinase Phosphatases,”

Ahmet Bakan;

Dec. 3, 3073 BST3, 2 pm


“The Role of In-Store Slack & Mental Budgets in Shopper Marketing,”

Karen Stilley;

Dec. 4, 209 Mervis, noon

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Seeds of Agribusiness: Grant Wood & the Visual Culture of Grain Farming, 1862-1957,”

Travis Nygard;

Dec. 4, 104 FFA, 1:30 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons With Aphasia & Normal Individuals,”

Jee Eun Sung;

Dec. 4, 6061 Forbes Tower, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Low Temperature Photoluminescence Study on Defect Centers in Silicon Carbide,”

Fei Yan;

Dec. 4, 319 Allen, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“A Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in Upsilon Decays,”

William Love;

Dec. 8, 216 Allen, noon

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Can Silence Speak? Reading the Marginalized Woman in Three Novels of Female Development,”

Leah Strobel;

Dec. 10, 1528 CL, 2 pm


FFA Exhibit

“Making Face: The Depiction of Women in Japan From Edo to Today”

by Hiroki Otsuka;

through Dec. 19, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm & Th 4-8 pm, U Art Gallery, FFA (412/999-8801)

Nationality Rms. Holiday Displays


Taped tours weekends through Jan. 10, except Dec. 27 & 28, Sat. 9 am-2:30 pm, Sun. 11 am-2:30 pm;

Dec. 27-31 10 am, first-come, first-served guided tours (4-6000)

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Spin Art Meets Photographic Art”

by Michael Rosella;

through Jan. 22, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)

Falk Library Exhibit

“Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Surgeons”;

through Jan. 28, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun. 9:30 am–mid., Falk Library

African-American Alumni Council Exhibit

“Then & Now: A Historical Exhibition of African-American Progress at the University of Pittsburgh”;

through Feb., Hillman Library ground fl. lobby, reg. library hours


European Studies Faculty Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 4

(info & application procedure:

EUCE Faculty Research Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 11.

(info & application procedure:

UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship for Fall 2010 or Spring 2011

Deadline is Jan. 15, 2010.

(info & application procedures:

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Dec. 10-Jan. 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Dec. 3 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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